Wendy Williams Set To Take Immediate Hiatus From Her Talk Show Due To New Medical Disease Diagnosis

February 24, 2018 7:08 AM

Elliah Dash-Stell

Feature Writer

Guess Wendy Williams really did need to take a break

The TV Show host revealed on her show that she is taking three weeks off; she has been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease.

(Graves’ disease is evidently an autoimmune health issue; this is one of the most common problems related to the thyroid. It apparently leads to an overactive thyroid and common symptoms include bulging eyes, anxiety, chest pain, fatigue, elevated blood pressure, unexplained weight loss, sweating, among others.)

She told her concerned viewers, "My doctor has prescribed — are you ready? — three weeks of vacation."

Wendy also talked about the symptoms, like sleeping issues and irritability.

Um, the woman WORKS, so it's not shocking that she seems unhappy with having to step away from her gig for a while. She added that she is a working-class woman and asked who will pay her bills from now on.


Her time-out begins today (February 22nd).
"I had to be talked out of going to work today and taking off a few days to get myself together" Wendy had explained in a video shot in her home.

In another post, she wrote, “I guess when you don’t take a sick day EVER in over 25 years the ground is supposed to shake! LOL.”

"In this flu season, Wendy is experiencing some flu-like symptoms,” a spokesperson for the show shared in a statement to Us Weekly last week. “Wendy will air a repeat [for the rest of the week.”]

Wendy had almost taken a tumble while greeting her audience at the end of an episode not long ago.

#PressPlay: #WendyWilliams almost took a tumble again 👀 Glad she found her balance!
Annnnddd the talk show diva collapsed on-air in October, due to what was supposedly “heat exhaustion”, thanks to a heavier-than-expected Halloween costume. 

#PressPlay: Yasss #WendyWilliams View Previous Post!
“They thought it was fake,” Wendy told PEOPLE at the time. “Everybody’s a doctor. ‘You need iron.’ ‘I don’t believe any of it.’ ‘She looks sad.’ ‘There’s something going on.’ Oh, shut up.”

 “Fainting is something that happens to people,” Wendy also noted. “Best place to faint probably is on national TV, because all my doctors called — I didn’t even have to call them. They all called and kept late hours and worked around my schedule and stuff. I’m proud to say I did not have any pain when I got up. I was waiting for like three days. “Where’s the pain? Where’s the pain? Oh snap, no pain. Alright now!” And I don’t have a lump on my head, no headache, and I’m fine.”

Well, we hope she gets better soon. Seriously! Rest up, Wendy.

#WendyWilliams is sick but is not going to be replaced. Could this be Karma? .

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